Dr. Karl Benzio, MD
B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering with focus in Central Nervous System imaging from Duke University; M.D. from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School; and Psychiatric Residency at UC–Irvine. Expertise is psychological and spiritual principles into Decision-Making Sciences with its endless application to every facet of psychological health and functioning for individuals, families, communities, and our society.
Combining his training with experiences as a physician (Body), psychiatrist (Mind), a devoted follower of Christ (Spirit), a biomedical engineer (Brain circuitry), and a sinner who used to drink to excess, Dr. Karl developed a unique cutting-edge BioPsychoSpiritual model focusing on the Spiritual Discipline of Decision-Making. His SPEARS tool not only reveals the cause of but also unpacks and clarifies the spirit-mind-body treatment for all our psychological and spiritual struggles so we can access the psychospiritual healing and awakening Jesus taught, role-modeled, and died for so we could be blessed with.
Dr. Karl passionately continues the Behavioral Health Revolution Jesus – the Great Physician and Wonderful Counselor – started, revealing science’s validation of the Bible, showing the Bible has the answers for healing our mind and transforming our life, and helping Christians become Lighthouse’s so others would see and experience God’s power, love, forgiveness, grace, and peace through our Biblical living.
Co-Founder and Medical Director of Honey Lake Clinic, a unique fully Christian owned and staffed subacute behavioral health residential treatment facility healing Mood, Anxiety, Trauma, and Dual Diagnosis issues using cutting edge depth and integration of psychological, spiritual, and biological interventions in a 30-90 day treatment course in an idyllic and peaceful setting.
Most importantly, Karl loves Jesus and the Bible, is married to his best friend, Martine for 28 years, is a father to 3 incredible daughters – Dominique, 27 (husband Adam), Nicole, 25 (husband Connor), and Gigi, 19 – loves travel, psychologically intriguing TV shows/movies, anything about decision-making, and sports, especially Pittsburgh and Duke teams.